NW Weekly for Sunday, May 29

Sharon Metzger


Midweek activities for the summer are by family group


Sun, May 29               Northwest worship, Asian/Pacific Islander honoring, Butler, 10am

                                         Online: www.youtube.com/c/bostonchurchnorthwest


Sun, Jun 5                    Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Sun, Jun 12                 Northwest Family Day worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

Fri, Jun 17                    Fellowship mixer, Butler Middle School


Sun, Jun 19                 Northwest worship, Father’s Day, Butler Middle School, 10am

Sun, Jun 26                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Sun, July 3                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Hudson Elks Park, 11am

July 8–9                        Weekend Family Vacation Bible School


Sun, July 10                Congregational worship, Bridgewater State University


Fri, July 22                   Outdoor fun and games

July 31–Aug 7             World Discipleship Summit, Orlando

Aug 13–20                   New England Teen Camp

Aug 15–20                   Preteen Camp

Fri, Aug 26                   Sunset prayer and worship

Graduate Honoring

On Sunday, June 12, we will honor this year’s high school and college graduates. We would like to include information about the graduates in the bulletin—high school and college graduates in our ministries, as well as other family members. Please send details to mike_lamb@... by Thursday, June 9. Please include this information, as applicable:

·       Name

·       Picture

·       High school, college, graduate school

·       Degree/ major

·       Honors/awards/distinctions/activities

·       Future plans

Family Day

Sunday, June 12, is our Family Day service to celebrate our spiritual and physical families. Children will be in the service, and we will have a potluck with games and bounce house afterward. The service will include child dedications and honoring our high school graduates.

Graduating Senior Sendoff/College Survival Baskets

We will have a basket for each graduate to collect cards, notes of encouragement, and small items such as gift cards and snacks. You can even add small dorm supplies like pens, magnets, detergent, etc. Our class of 2022 includes Kylie Cadet, Katalina DeMaria, Chloe Hannon, Caleb Kinscheck, Hannah Kinscheck, Sarah Letourneau, and Kimberly Manyanga.

Child Dedication

At this service we will also have a time where parents with a child 3 years and younger can publicly dedicate their child to God before the spiritual family. The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God (Psalm 127) and that it is the responsibility of the parents to give their children the best chance to have a relationship with God.

This is not a ceremony for or about salvation, this is about intention and dedication. The parents of each child will bring their child on stage and read a scripture that they choose to help guide them as parents. The spirit of the event is similar to the way Hannah presented Samuel: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given to the Lord.” (1 Sam 1:27–28)

In Deuteronomy 6 we also see that the spiritual family has a responsibility in supporting the families in their responsibility. We will ask the congregation to dedicate themselves to pray for and encourage the children as they grow.

If you have a child age 0–3 you would like to include in the dedication, please contact the Lambs (mike_lamb@...).

Calling All Campers!

Registration is open until June 1 for teen camp and July 1 for preteen camp at https://events.bostonchurch.org:

·       Northeast Teen Camp (NETC, August 13–20), $450, plus $65 for the bus.

·       Preteen Camp (August 15–20), $405, plus $65 for the bus.

If there is any chance at all that your teen will go to camp, please register with deposit by June 1. (These fees are fully refundable until August 1.)

Walk for HOPE

Thank you for your incredible hearts to bring HOPE to our community! Last week’s Walk was a great event in many ways. Young leaders Yovanny and Nicole Duran and Adam Roscoe took the lead in organizing the walk and food drive. The teens were a great help in transporting food donations to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, and many volunteers walked around the Butler School campus. Some numbers:

·       The preteens had a blast selling cold Gatorades and raised $265!

·       98 bags of food (930 lbs) were donated

·       So far, the region has donated $18,000 and the total for the church so far is $56,000.

Please continue to pray and fundraise so that together with the larger body we can cross the finish line together.

Calling all Hikers

If you are interested in a group hiking trip on Monday, May 30, please contact Karen Arsenault (kearsenault@... , 508-221-6605).

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $20,879
YTD variance:                                          – $21,271

Mark Buchholz Retirement

Join us Sunday, June 5, 3:30–6pm, at the Arlington building to celebrate our dear brother Mark Buchholz who is retiring after serving in the Boston Church for more than three decades.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for a miraculous 2022.

Continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19, and for Rebekah Cox, Alexa DiBisceglie, Aaron Dollar, Michael Gloor, Mary Jo Roche, Alan Roscoe, and Rafe Shropshire.

Online Support Groups

Recovery Groups

Contact a leader for schedules and links.

Men’s Freedom Group
    Dan Key, 603-943-3656

Women’s Partners in Freedom Group
    Gail Scott-Key, 978-996-0694

Chemical Recovery Groups
    Men: Peter Hirmer, 978-888-3534
    Women: Rowena Hirmer, 978-888-3535

Lazarus Group, Saturdays

The Lazarus Group is a support group for those with various disabilities. Contact Ron DiBerto (ronalddiberto@...) for meeting times and other information.